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Death toll in NW China quake rises to 2,192

Updated: 2010-04-24 00:52
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YUSHU, Qinghai - The death toll from a 7.1-magnitude earthquake in northwest China's Qinghai Province on April 14 has climbed to 2,192, the rescue headquarters said late Friday.

As of 5 p.m. Friday, 78 people were still missing, the headquarters said.

Qinghai has received more than 722 million yuan ($105.7 million) in donation as of Friday, according to the provincial department of civil affairs.

This includes 328 million yuan in cash and 394 million yuan worth of supplies, the department said.

It said 1,363 tonnes of food, 87,476 boxes of bottled water, 27,842 tents and 130,876 quilts have been delivered to the quake-hit Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

A television charity show broadcast nationwide by China Central Television Tuesday evening alone raised 2.175 billion yuan ($320 million) to help quake victims of last week's earthquake.